“In order to heal from a history of trauma, abuse, or neglect; or to reclaim ourselves from the clutches of addiction, unworthiness, or self-doubt, we must first work within the dynamics of the therapeutic relationship to create an environment of trust and safety.   With a combination of deep listening, unconditional positive regard, and nonjudgemental loving-awareness, we can work together to peel back the layers of conditioning and confusion that have taken control of your life, reframe your internalized sense of reality, and discover the unique path of vitality, purpose, and meaning that’s meant for you.”


Notice: I am currently a graduate student in the CACREP-accredited Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Walden University.  I am not licensed to practice mental health counseling and do not offer counseling services at this time. 

All mentions of counseling are meant to serve as a placeholder for areas of service that I intend to offer after completing my degree program in February of 2021.  At that point I will be licensed as a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern for a period of two years, and able to offer limited counseling services under close supervision.  I do not expect to be in a position to offer formal counseling services in a private practice setting until mid-2023. 

If you are in need of counseling services that are beyond my scope of practice as a teacher and coach, I can offer you a professional referral to help you get the support that you need.



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Introduction

Hello, my name is Bradley and I am a counselor in training.  My primary clinical orientation is integral, transpersonal, and nondual in nature.  I draw heavily from  Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Narrative Therapy,  Relational Frame Theory, Systems Theory, Person-Centered Theory, Jungian Analytical Theory, Existential Theory, Depth Psychology, Buddhist Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, Somatic Studies, Neuroscientific Advancements, Linguistic Anthropology, and more.


Areas of Clinical Interest

  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Identity issues
  • Veterans issues
  • Addiction issues
  • Palliative/Hospice care
  • Homelessness/Indigence
  • Narcissism/Codependency

Current Educational and Licensure Status

Right now I am entering into the third year of my CACREP-accredited M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, maintaining a consistent 4.0 GPA.  I will begin my practicum and clinical internships in May of 2020 and graduate from my program in February of 2021.  I will then apply for Florida licensure as a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern to acquire the two years of experience necessary to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC).  I intend to begin my Ph.D. work in Integral and Transpersonal Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in the fall of 2021, complete the Florida requirements for supervised experience to become a LMHC by mid-2023, and go into private practice while continuing my Ph.D. studies.  

Note: As of January 2020, I have formally begun inquiring into qualifying practicum and internship opportunities in the Orlando Florida area and can begin work at any time.  My actual field experience requirements include the term periods of:

  • 25 May 2020 – 9 Aug 2020 (Practicum, 100 hours)
  • 24 Aug 2020 – 8 Nov 2020 (Internship 1, 300 hours)
  • 23 Nov 2020 – 7 Feb 2021 (Internship 2, 300 hours)

For a more detailed description of my background, professional profile, educational history, additional training, and Walden’s field experience requirements, please visit:  https://awakeningintolife.com/counseling/internship/.  If you have any questions or believe that I may be a good fit for an internship opportunity that you are aware of, please contact me at bradley@awakeningintolife.com.


Additional Training and Qualifications

Completed Training

  • Registered Behavioral Technician, 40 hours, University of Central Florida/Appletree (2019)
  • NAMI Basics (Children and Adolescents), 6-weeks, National Alliance on Mental Illness (2019)
  • Introduction to Hypnotherapy, 20 hours, Institute of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy (2019)
  • Inner Presence Coaching, 9-months, Inner Presence Coaching Institute (2018)
  • Insight Meditation, 6-weeks, Seattle Insight Meditation Society (2010)

Current and Upcoming Training

  • Certified Behavioral Health Technician, 40 hours, Academy for Addiction Professionals (2020)
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, 6-weeks, International Trauma Training Institute (2020)
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, 8-weeks, Sounds True (2020)

Future Areas of Interest and Study

  • Certified Recovery Support Specialist, 75 hours, Academy for Addiction Professionals (TBD)
  • Focusing Basics and Advanced Focusing, The International Focusing Institute (TBD)
  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Institute of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy (TBD)
  • Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator, Grof Transpersonal Institute (TBD)

Other Related Training

Various on-going lectures, seminars, and events through the Florida Mental Health Counselor Association, Science and Nonduality Conference, Open Circle Center, and Center for Nondual Awareness · Trauma and the Unbound Body · Healing Addiction, Depression, and Trauma · Awakened Relating · Awakening Into the Body · Hospice Volunteer Care Training · Mindfulness Training · Insight Meditation Techniques · Extensive leadership and management training through the U.S. Air Force, Nordstrom Leadership Development Program, Seattle Institute for Management Studies, and National Society of Leadership and Success.